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UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) briefing document published today.

  • Massive savings to households
  • Health benefits
  • Saving the equivalent of six nuclear power stations
  • Up to £47 billion investment benefits

The executive summary of this important report from the Energy Research Partnership, published October 2016, is excellent and should tempt you to find time to read the whole report.

Lime House and Larch House
Following 2 years of performance monitoring in Larch House and Lime House by bere:architects an article has been published in Energy and Buildings:


The Side by Side in use Monitored Performance of two Passive and Low Carbon Welsh Houses

By Ian Ridley, Justin Bere, Alan Clarke, Yair Schwartz, Andrew Farr

savoy pier floating passive house passivhaus

bere:architects are pleased to announce that one of the longest running projects in the office, our scheme for the new Savoy Pier has recently been awarded planning permission.

Making Building Design’s Top 50 UK Green Leaders at number 49, Justin has been recognised by his industry peers as an early leader in the adoption of the Passivhaus standard in the UK, with his work on affordable Passivhaus standard homes noted as “promising to be particularly valuable”.


The Larch House has won the Low Energy Social Housing Project of the Year at the Sustainable Housing Awards 2011 having been shortlisted within a strong field of finalists. 

The Sustainable Housing Awards, organized by Inside Housing magazine and its sister publication Sustainable Housing, focus on the best green social housing projects constructed in the UK and the organizations responsible for them.

Thermal imaging of Passfield Drive
One of the trickiest aspects of sustainable housing is the existing building stock, but a scheme to involve small business in retrofitting and boost skills has thrown up some interesting techniques. Now the Green Deal needs to deploy this knowledge.
Article by Eleanor young
Riba Journal April 2011

Larch House featured in Natural Building Technologies Newspaper.

Time To Get Active On Passive

Larch House fetaured in Showhouse magazine, January 2011.


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